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Bhāgavata Purāṇa, also known as Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahā Purāṇa, Śrīmad Bhāgavataṃ and Bhāgavata is one of the major puranic texts of Hinduism with its focus on bhakti towards Vishnu.

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Location of The Divine forest - Naimisaranya

नैमिषेऽनिमिषक्षेत्रे ऋषय: शौनकादय: । सत्रं स्वर्गायलोकाय सहस्रसममासत ॥ ४ ॥ Meaning - Once, in a holy place in the forest of Naimiṣāraṇya, great sages headed by the sage Śaunaka assembled to perform ...
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The story of Ajamila

Ajamila the hero of the 6th Canto of Bhagavata Purana, in fright of the 3 Yamaduttas called the name of his son Narayana Source- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajamila To utter the name of the Lord ...
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When does God help?

The story of Gajendra Moksha took place for a 1000 years, Gajendra who was an ardent devotee of Vishnu had to fight for a 1000 years with pain. Why was that so? I have heard Krishna being soo much ...
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Vedic Cosmology Diameter of Full Universe Jagad-Anda (Brahm-Anda)

It is said that Mt. Sumeru is in the center, and there are seven islands (dvipa) like concentric circles, each twice in breadth than the previous. Jambudvipa, Plaksadvipa, then Salmali, Kusa, Kraunca, ...
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In what Vedic Literature can the following cosmological model

I watched the following video to see whether it sheds some light on the cosmological model found in the Bhagavatam; however, I found that the video gave a different cosmological model and called it a ...
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Question regarding RadheKrishna

Why is there no mention of Radha in Srimad Bhagavatham. Srimad Bhagavatham doesn't seem to mention anything about Radha, What puranas mention about Radha?
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How can one define which one is a "Satvik" and not "Asat" Scripture

In Bhagwat-purana's many verses , Skand-purana's some verses , Brahma-purana , even in Mahabharata there were mention of Apsara's sexual relations with the peoples who will reach the Swarga , some ...
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Response to "O my son" by Vyasadeva

When Shuka was leaving Vyasa, Vyasa cried "O my son" to which it is said that trees animals replied Vyasa Statement given in Srimad Bhagavatham from https://vedabase.io/en/library/sb/ ...
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Existence of Maya

Would God help only those who are Good ( I know this is false as there are many stories in which he helped people who were under Maya ) still what I don't get is Why can't he help everyone know that ...
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Compilation of Qualities of Krishna and Kansa

I want, Compilation of qualities of Krishna and Kansa collected from verses of various scriptures. citing the particular verse-and writing Sanskrit word for that quality
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Compilation of Qualities of Rama and Ravana

I want, Compilation of qualities of Rama and Ravana collected from verses of various scriptures. citing the particular verse-and writing the Sanskrit word for that quality
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How to pursue Full-time position as a teacher in any universities for teaching Bhagavad Gita? [closed]

I'm interested in teaching and love studying Gita and similar Vedic scriptures. Is there any way to pursue a full-time position as a teacher in any universities or colleges for teaching Bhagavad Gita ...
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What is the correct meaning of the verse that establishes Caitanya's divinity?

The verse I am talking about is this. kṛṣṇa-varṇaṁ tviṣākṛṣṇaṁ sāṅgopāṅgāstra-pārṣadam yajñaiḥ saṅkīrtana-prāyair yajanti hi su-medhasaḥ The above verse from Srimad Bhagavatam (11.5.32) was cited by ...
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How to interpret 'conflict with the Lord’s mighty devotees' thought of Satyabhama's father?

Most of us are aware of the Syamantaka jewel incident that leads to the marriage between Satyabhama and Krishna. The total story is presented in Baghavatham in detail. I wanted an in-depth ...
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What are the Scriptures that talk about Rukmini's love and letter before marriage with krishna?

Consider the following lines in THE RIDDLE OF RAMA AND KRISHNA by Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar regarding the marriage of Rukmini with Krishna Krishna was now, for the first time, married. He married ...
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Krishna's time with gopis and Bhagavad Gita verses 3.21-23

Even though I am a great devotee of Sri Krishna,It has always been troublesome for me to understand Rasa Lila and Sri Krishna's relation with Gopikas. Some were even married. Sukhadeva's explaination ...
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In which Veda it is mentioned that one should immediatly leave when there is a blasphemy?

In the following paragraph, it is mentioned that there is a Vedic statement asking to leave the place whenever blasphemy is happening. When I check the actual statements from Srimad Baghavatham, it is ...
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Does Krishna Bhagavatam say that Brahmins in Kaliyuga would not follow their Varna-Dharma?

The narrator says (in Tamil) that, according to Krishna Bhagavatam, "in Kaliyuga, Brahmins will have no defining characteristics except the yagnopaveetam" Source https://www.youtube.com/...
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A Srivaishnavite teacher says Radha's story is in Bhagavatam, but not her name

In Tamil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fva7PFb2bCs&t=3861s What is the basis to say that? 1:08:20 - Krishna's footsteps are seen walking alongside a woman and the woman is said to be Radha.
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What does Bhagvata Purana tell about Arjun-Subhadra love affair ? Was it one-sided only from Subhadra side?

What does Bhagvata Purana tells about love story between Arjun and Subhadra ? Was it one sided only from Subhadra side ?
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Is the story of Gajendra-Mokṣa mentioned in other texts besides the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Purāṇa?

We find the complete story of the Elephant named - Gajendra getting Mokṣa through god Viṣṇu's grace, (and hence the reason for calling it the 'Gajendra Mokṣa'), in Chapter 2, 3 & 4 of the Canto 8 ...
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Did Sagara originally desire 60,000 daughters ergo threatening Indra?

What's the scriptural basis behind the lore of Indra feeling threatened by Sagara's desire to beget 60,000 daughters?
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The actual age of each yuga [duplicate]

Puranas extensively mention the length of a mahayuga or a chaturyuga to be of 12000 divine years or 4,320,000 human years. This period is divided in 4:3:2:1 in 4 subsequent Yugas. But Yukteshwar Giri, ...
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What was irreligious in the marriage between Krishna's grandson and Rukmi's grand daughter?

Please see the attached verses from Bhagvatam Carumati was Krishna's daughter who married Krtavarma's son. Her son Aniruddha married Rocana. Rocana was Rukmavati and Pradyumna's daughter and Rukmi's ...
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How to understand the words of Prabhupāda about the custom of bathing in rivers by girls and women?

Consider the following comment by Prabhupāda on the custom of bathing in rivers by girls and women. Śrīla Prabhupāda comments as follows: “It is an old system among Indian girls and women that when ...
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I have read the Bhagavad Gita as it is. Does Srimad Bhagavatam something more than the gita? [duplicate]

I really liked reading the Bhagavad Gita. Is there something more to Srimad Bhagavatam by Srila Prabhupada? It has 12 Cantos which are really very long and needs patience. Would the Bhagavatam purana ...
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What are the best websites/books/ translations of works of Vallabhacharya and Shuddhādvaita?

I want translations of works of Vallabhacharya, and Pushti Maarg such as the Gita bhashya and Bhagwat Purana Bhashya in Hindi/English. Along with that what are the best websites to learn about Rudra ...
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What was guru tradition of Sridhara Swami?

Are there any references of guru tradition of Sridhara Swami (commentator of Bhagavatam)? I did not find any information on him, his life etc., besides some blogs such as https://gaudiyascripture....
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How come Yajña married His own sister Dakṣiṇā?

In this canto of the Shrimad Bhagavatam Yajña Who is identified as Hari married His uterine sister Dakṣiṇā Who's identified as the partial avatāra of Lakshmi. So They had the same gotra Even if the ...
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Description of Krishna

Can you give some description of Krishna from Srimad Bhagavatam? I have tried to search a lot but nothing is satisfying. I can't grasp the true essence.
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Timeline Of Various Puranas

It is well-established by the great yogis, after attaining siddhis, that the stories told in the Puranas are not at all metaphorical and allegorical. It is known when these stories were revealed. ...
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What does the following slokha says about human soul and parabrahman?

Consider the following verse from Srimad-Bhagavatam bhidyate hṛdaya-granthiś chidyante sarva-saṁśayāḥ kṣīyante cāsya karmāṇi dṛṣṭa evātmanīśvare Thus the knot in the heart is pierced, and all ...
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Age difference between Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu

Varaha incarnation killed Hiranyakshya during beginning of current kalpa as per this section of Bhagavata. Text 17: Brahmā thought: While I have been engaged in the process of creation, the earth has ...
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Bhu-mandala system

Bhagavata Purana's 5th Canto describes the Bhu-mandala planetary system. Is the Bhu-mandala system THIS Earth (i.e. the planet in which I am writing this question), or is it a different planet located ...
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Bhagvata Purana contradicts the fact that Lord Shiva is unborn

Bhagvata Purana Canto 3 chapter 12 describes the birth of Lord Rudra. Brahma gives him many names: (Brahma said) The following are your names: Manyu, Manu, Mahinasa, Mahan, Shiva, Ritudhvaja, Ugra-...
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How do we solve the contradiction of Rukmi being alive during the war, though Balarama had killed him before?

The events of Shri Krishna’s life described the Harivamsa, take place before the Mahabharata war. The same can also be gauged from the chronology of events given in the tenth skandha of the Srimad ...
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Did Draupdi marry only Yudhistira? [duplicate]

Today I watched a YouTube video As per this video, I am confused due to the opinions and thoughts stated by the youtuber. He says that Draupdi married only Yudhistira and not all five Pandavas. He ...
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Searching of one Shloka

I am searching for one shloka which means : If you take gods name in anger , in happiness , in timepass etc it still reaches god unfortunately I am not able to find the shloka , it will be great if ...
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Was there incarnation of Satya and Treta yugas personified in Mahabharata or in any other scripture?

We know that Kali who is the ruler of Kali yuga incarnated as Duryodhana and Dwapara incarnated as Shakuni. But what of the other two yugas of Sathya and Treta. Who rules these yugas? Were they ...
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Scriptural reference of Prabhupada's commentry on S.B. 4:19:11

Srila Prabhupada wrote in the purport of S.B. 4:19:11, King Indra is known as śata-kratu, which indicates that he has performed one hundred horse sacrifices (aśvamedha-yajña). We should know, however,...
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Lord Krishna's opinion on animal sacrifice

In Srimad Bhagwatam 11:21:29-30, Lord Krishna opposes animal sacrifice, Those who are sworn to sense gratification cannot understand the confidential conclusion of Vedic knowledge as explained by Me. ...
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What is the significance of smearing of Kumkuma on the chest by women in the scriptures?

Srimad Bhagavatam, while describing the consorts of Lord Krishna, such as Srimati Rukmini and others, and the close associates of Lord Krishna such as the gopikas and the women in Mathura, frequently ...
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Does Lord Krishna indirectly say that Sudras are Dogs or its a misunderstanding of commentators?

A brāhmaṇa cannot in any circumstances become like a dog, accepting an ordinary master.(ŚB 11.17.47). Srila Prabhupada writes "Śva-vṛttyā, or “a dog’s profession,” refers to the śūdras, who ...
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Why we haven't discovered different planetary systems yet as described?

While I was reading more and more, I got to know that there are different lokas below and above earth and the distance described for them is only some yojana sway (1 yojana = 8 miles = 12 kilometers), ...
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Is panchayatan puja mentioned in bhagavatam?

Do bhagavatam mention punchayatan puja. And do bhagavatam says all five Gods(devatās) are equal?
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Where can I get PDF of Srimad Bhagavata by Swami Tapasyananda?

I am looking for PDF of Swami Tapasyananda's (of Ramakrishna Mission) commentary on Bhagavatam Purana.
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Even the Moksha achieved after getting slayed by the Supreme Lord is Impermanent?

As per this QnA, anyone killed by the Supreme Lord achieves Moksha. Then why is it that the cursed Jīvātman of Jaya & Vijaya (the door keepers of God Vishnu's Vaikuntha) had to be re-born not ...
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Panchayata puja in vaishava puranas?

Do Vishnu Purana (or) bhagavatam tells about panchayata puja About five god worship which is given by adivata and Adi shankaracharya Padma purana tells about five god worship like that Vishnu Purana ...
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What happened to the Rakshasi who breastfed lord Krishna?

Video At 19:50 onwards So what happened to her in the video? Why did she die? [How can someone die when she is breastfeeding?]
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Is the commentary on Bhagavatam by Sridhara Swami available?

Is Sridhara Swami's commentary on Bhagavatam available now in English or Telugu? Is the Gita Press translation of the Bhagavatam based on Sridhara Swami's commentary?

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